Women's Basketball: Game Day vs. Jacksonvile
Jacksonville, Fla. - The 2012-13 Bethune-Cookman Lady Wildcats are out on their first road trip of the year, traveling up the first coast to face Jacksonville, taking on the Dolphins at 7 p.m. in JU's Swisher Gymnasium. B-CU is looking to build chemistry and maintain the consistency that has been shown in early slate by this team, composed of five returnees and eight newcomers.
About the Lady Wildcats
Fifth-year Head Coach Vanessa Blair led the Lady Wildcats to a 1-0 record to open the season, after a commanding 84-41 victory over Trinity Baptist, Friday at Moore Gymnasium.
Thus far this season, the Lady Wildcats have been led in scoring by junior college transfer Chastity René Taylor, who scored 23 on the TBC Eagles in 23 minutes on the court, after putting up 21 in the exhibition game against Tampa. In game one, Taylor shot 5-of-12 from the perimeter and 52.9 percent from the field.
Top-scoring returner Amanda Hairston also came up big against the Eagles, shooting 10-of-14 from the field for 21 points and nine rebounds, despite coming off the bench. She now appears fully recovered from her 2010-11 ACL injury, and her physical inside presence will likely be a huge factor in the outcome against the Dolphins.
Also hitting the glass hard for the Lady Wildcats was transfer forward Terrenisha Hollis, who led B-CU with 10, in addition to four steals and two assists.
About the Jacksonville University Dolphins
Coached by ninth-year Head Coach Jill Dunn, the Dolphins took a hit in the season opener, falling to fellow MEAC member, Florida A&M, 72-69 at Swisher Gym. JU surrendered 25 turnovers to the Lady Rattlers, and only shot 37.5 percent from the floor.
Despite holding a 12-rebound lead over FAMU, the Lady Rattlers' 17 steals proved to be a kill stroke, as FAMU pushed into takeover position in the final 10 minutes and claimed control at the 1:27 mark for the win.
The Dolphins are a team in transition, but they logged three players in double figures in the opener, led by junior college (Santa Fe) transfer Stephanie Edwards, who had 17 in addition to seven boards. Also hitting the double-digit mark were returners center Madison Scott and forward Jade Cargill, with 15 and 13, respectively. Though JU spread the rebounds around well against FAMU, Cargill led the contest with eight, including seven on the defensive glass.
Keys to the Game
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Follow the Action during the Game
Live stats from Swisher Gymnasium will be available through JU's website, with the link here. Frequent updates from the action will be provided via the official Bethune-Cookman Wildcats twitter, @bcuathletics.
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